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Rosanne Cash Recuperating After Brain Surgery
After undergoing brain surgery on November 27th at New York's Presbyterian Hospital, singer/songwriter/author Rosanne Cash is currently recovering comfortably at her home in New York City. The surgery, to correct a structural problem caused by a rare but benign condition -- Chiari 1 Malformation, was successful and she is expected to make a full recovery. Ms. Cash will resume the recording of her debut album for Manhattan Records in early 2008. She will also resume her live performance schedule in the spring and complete a new book to be published by Viking in early 2009. Ms. Cash signed with Manhattan Records earlier this year and looks forward to her first recording with the EMI-based label.
Source: Manhattan Records
NEW YORK, Dec. 12. 2007 /PRNewswire/ --
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LIFE OF JUNE CARTER CASH CELEBRATED IN FIRST-EVER BIOGRAPHY
Intimate Story Reveals Details About Her Marriage to Johnny Cash,
Relationships with Her Children and Own Personal Struggles
NASHVILLE (May 3, 2007) -- The life of the late country music legend JUNE CARTER CASH will be celebrated in June with the release of an intimate memoir/biography written by her son John Carter Cash, and an all-star tribute album which the multi-Grammy winning Carter Cash conceived and produced. "Anchored In Love" - the CD (Dualtone Music Group) - will be in stores June 5, while "Anchored In Love" - the book (Thomas Nelson) - will hit retail on June 19, 2007.
The "Anchored In Love" CD features 12 songs written by or associated with the beloved singer and performed by an eclectic collection of family and friends that include Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Ralph Stanley, Brad Paisley, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver, The Peasal Sisters and Billy Bob Thornton, Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter and Ronnie Dunn, Grey DeLisle, Patty Loveless and Kris Kristofferson. The tracks were recorded throughout 2006, primarily at the fabled Cash Cabin Studio on the Cash property in Hendersonville, TN.
For millions of fans around the world, June Carter Cash was the endearing mountain-born pioneer of country music who basked in the stage spotlight for over fifty years and was associated with such timeless standards as "Ring of Fire" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" To her loved ones and friends, she was an "angel of Appalachia," a radiant light and a driving force that unified her family through thick and thin - her favorite phrase was "press on." She enjoyed a creative, fruitful partnership with husband Johnny Cash and was an invaluable, talented member of the Carter Family, but the late performing and songwriting legend has surprisingly never been the subject of her own full-length biography...until now.
"Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash" is an inside, personal look at the accomplished life of June Carter Cash, as seen through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash - John Carter Cash. With skillful prose, Cash covers the peaks of her career - from her early fame with the Carter family to her two-time Grammy Award-winning album "Wildwood Flower" in 2003. He offers a personal, rich retelling of her private life as well - chronicling her childhood in Appalachia, her failed marriages, her romance with Johnny Cash, and the many other ups and downs that followed, including the never-before-told story of her own drug addiction in the last years of her life.
Throughout, the book paints a dramatic portrait of struggle and success, and how the power of true love can overcome all obstacles. Cash also reveals brand-new information about his mother from his own tender memories and heartwarming stories, as well as anecdotes from celebrity friends and other family members, including previously untold details about June and Johnny's final days before their deaths in 2003.
"I hope through these pages, people may come to know m mother in some of the ways I have known her, that though they may read of her pain, they will see her strength and beauty, most of all," says John Carter Cash.
The Cash family may have seemed like the country equivalent of Camelot, but as this memoir reveals, drugs were an underlying force. In addition to Johnny's storied dalliances with prescription drugs from the 1960s to the end of his life, which would lead to heated fights and friction between he and June - all of June's own children - Rosey, Carlene, and John Carter - developed problems with drugs and/or alcohol, and June was supportive as they battled their worst demons.
Yet, most shockingly, the book reveals that June, too, battled with her own addiction to pain killers, starting in 1993 and lasting right up to her death. Her son talks about how she braved chronic pain in her legs and suffered a back injury earlier in life, which may have contributed to her strong dependence on pills. Lastly, he talks about the impact of his dad's addictions on their lives through new, choice anecdotes. He describes one particular incident in the 1980s when he shared a hotel room with his dad and noticed his uneven breathing during his sleep. John Carter was afraid that his father had died, and he and his mom had to drag Johnny into the shower to revive him.
Dealing with her family's addictions, June was a source of stability, guidance and spirituality. It was she who initiated Johnny's first intervention in 1983 and would help encourage him to clean up by reading him psalms from the Bible. Says John Carter in the story, "Mom was loving and generous, thoughtful and caring, and she could always find a reason to look up, to believe that the best in a person would eventually come out...It was as if she could see through the veil of misery. Although the spirit of disease might torment her loved ones, sometimes making us hard and vicious, she saw beyond that ugliness into the heart of her child and husband, finding the beauty within us."
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June Carter was born in the rugged mountains of Maces Springs, Virginia, to Ezra and Maybelle Carter, pioneers of country music. On stage from a very young age, June found her niche in the spotlight with her vivacious personality and down-home sense of humor. Her confidence and spirit were what attracted Johnny Cash to her in the late 1950s. On the road together, they quickly bonded. June was his helpmate and closest companion. They were married for forty years, through addiction and success, tragedy and triumph.
Anchored in Love is an inside look into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash-John Carter Cash. With skillful prose, he reveals new information about the legendary woman through his tender memories and heartwarming stories.
• Hardcover: 224 pages
• Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 12, 2007)
• Language: English
• Audio CD (June 5, 2007)
• Original Release Date: June 19, 2007
• Number of Discs: 1
• Label: Dualtone